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Supporting 30 Years of Uncompromising Activism

Next year marks Breast Cancer Action’s 30th anniversary. In the beginning, we were only a handful of women, living with and dying from breast cancer, who demanded answers and information about this disease. And thanks to our members and supporters, we have grown into an... Read more
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Less Surgery, But Still Some, For Breast Cancer

by Karuna Jaggar, Executive Director When first diagnosed with cancer, it can feel like the surest, fastest way to get rid of it is to cut it out. So many newly diagnosed breast cancer patients are surprised to learn that surgery isn’t the first step in treatment for many... Read more
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Why Finding More Cancer With MRI Isn’t Necessarily Better

by Karuna Jaggar, Executive Director A Danish study published in November 2019 got widespread media coverage for showing that supplemental magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), using a strong magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues, finds... Read more
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No Winners in Debate Over Treatment Options

by Karuna Jaggar, Executive Director Friday morning, SABCS opened with a debate that was hyped like a sporting event in an effort to spice up a pretty dry conference. The topic was about surgical options, which is a defining decision for a majority of people diagnosed with... Read more
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Evaluating—and understanding—breast cancer studies at SABCS

By Karuna Jaggar, Executive Director                                           For 42 years, breast cancer researchers and doctors have been gathering in San Antonio... Read more
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T-DM1 tradeoffs: not worth the costs and side effects in early stage breast cancer

Just because there is an FDA approved treatment, should it be offered to everyone? Dr Tolaney from the Dana Farber Cancer Institute presented data (GS1-05) exploring whether it’s appropriate to use the monoclonal antibody T-DM1 to treat early stage HER2+ breast cancer. Even... Read more
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Good News and Unicorns on Day 1 of SABCS

by Karuna Jaggar,  Executive  Director I feel like I saw unicorn today. I began Day 1 of the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium with this tweet: “Back for my 8th tour of breast cancer research at #SABCS19. Here’s what I’m 'still' looking for: ... Read more
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Join us Dec 3 for #GivingTuesday

Get ready for #Giving Tuesday on December 3rd! It’s a global day of online giving that rings in the holiday season! Read more
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Breast Implants: What You Need to Know

Learn about the risks of breast implants, a common medical device implanted in hundreds of thousands of people each year. People choose implants for breast augmentation, gender transition, and reconstruction after mastectomy, and as many as 100,000 women a year get implants... Read more
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From the Executive Director: Pink Ribbon Culture, Gaslighting, and the Breast Cancer Epidemic

Editor’s Note: You may have seen Karuna’s recent op-ed, published in the San Francisco Chronicle, Pink-Ribbon Culture is Gaslighting Women. The op-ed struck a nerve for thousands of people and gave voice to what many of us have felt . It reached over 15,000 people on Facebook... Read more
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